salvage diving

Pot Luck

Some fifty-years ago, we were out in the North Sea working on a production platform built alongside the drill platform, the two being connected by a narrow catwalk between the drill deck and production deck of the two platforms, at… Read More ›

Finding ‘AFFRAY’

On 16th April, 1951 HMS/M AFFRAY, disappeared while on a training exercise in the English Channel. Failing to make her scheduled radio report, the search for the sunken submarine continued for over three months in an area rich in wrecks…. Read More ›

The Submarine Refreshment Bar

One section of Sir Robert H Davis’ classic work, ‘Deep Diving and Submarine Operations’ is devoted to Divers’ Yarns. One such story concerns a diving operation to salvage the cargo of a sunken merchant vessel. Wearing standard diving dress, a… Read More ›

The Shark Island Mine

In 1975 the entry level diving course that we taught was of four weeks duration and included two evening theory sessions per week with the Saturdays and Sundays given over to practical diving instruction. A standard part of the course… Read More ›

“Somebody’s Got To Do It.”

Seldom receiving the recognition they deserve, the following article about the New South Wales Police Diving Unit was first published in ‘Professional Diver Journal’ in early 1996, shortly after the Unit celebrated their Diamond Jubilee as one of the World’s… Read More ›